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Sinn Féin Mayor to contact Canadian Embassy on his return to Ireland

25 May, 2006


Sinn Féin Mayor of Monaghan Pat Treanor has expressed his disappointment at the decision of an official in St. John's airport in Canada to refuse him entry to the country.  Councillor Treanor, who is on his way back to Ireland, said he will contact the Canadian Embassy on his return and he is confident that the matter can be resolved.

The Monaghan Mayor was leading a cross party delegation to Prince Edward Island, which is twinned with County Monaghan, for a series of engagements with the Irish community on the island.  Councillor Treanor had been in Canada twice in the last twelve months in his capacity as Mayor.

Councillor Treanor said:

“Obviously I am very disappointed that I cannot fulfil the engagements that had been arranged by the people of Prince Edward Island, which is twinned with County Monaghan.  In my role as Mayor of Monaghan I have visited Canada twice in the last year, most recently for St. Patrick’s Day, and the engagements were very successful.

“It is my intention to contact the Canadian Embassy on my return and I am confident that this matter can be resolved.  I hope that I will be in a position to return to Canada before the end of my term in office.”ENDS

 

 

 

 

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